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The University of Oxford has awarded CTMGH two new Professors. Elisabeth Ashley - UK-trained physician who specialises in infectious diseases and medical microbiology & virology, and Director of the Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust Research Unit (LOMWRU) in Lao PDR since 2019, Liz is conferred the title of Professor of Tropical Medicine. Stuart Blacksell - Senior Research Scientist based at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Thailand, Stuart is conferred the title of Professor of Tropical Microbiology.

Liz Ashley and Stuart Blacksell

Commenting on the appointments, MORU Director Prof Nick Day said: “Both Liz and Stuart have made major contributions to tropical medicine research and, over the last 20 years, to the life and work of our MORU Tropical Health Network. I am absolutely delighted that the University of Oxford has recognised and honoured their many achievements in this way. Please join us in heartily congratulating Stuart and Liz on these richly deserved accolades!“